[ bawk-lahyn ]
/ ˈbɔkˌlaɪn /
Sports. (in track events) the starting line.
- a straight line drawn across the table behind which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game.
- any of four lines, each near to and parallel with one side of the cushion, that divide the table into a large central panel or section and eight smaller sections or balks lying between these.
- a balk lying inside one of these sections.
- balk(def 11).
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
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